A San Diego woman's harrowing account of her aunt's death last month under California's new physician aid-in-dying law suggests that healthcare providers still have a long way to go to make the process work well for terminally ill patients.
Activist investors in for-profit healthcare firms want seasoned leaders—often drawn from the ranks of former leaders of not-for-profit healthcare systems—to sit on their boards and help those firms navigate today's fast-changing reimbursement environment.
CEO Lee Domanico recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about the benefits of independence after Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif., split from Sutter Health amid charges the large system had drained funds from the 254-bed community hospital that serves one of the nation's wealthiest...
A class action lawsuit against Sutter Health claims that hundreds of thousands of Californians are paying higher insurance premiums because Sutter uses its monopoly power to charge higher rates.
Sutter Health and Alameda Health System have teamed to install software at six Oakland, Calif., area hospitals to try to reroute patients who frequent their emergency departments to other appropriate care and services.
The CMS says it's well on its way to dragging hospital systems into the brave new world of risk-based contracting. The systems say, not really.
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More than a third of California's residents now have Medicaid, and as the state looks to expand its Medicaid program even further, the rising number of patients in the program is having a complicated effect on hospital finances.
Dr. Paul Tang, 62, is the new VP and chief health transformation officer at cognitive computing venture IBM Watson Health.
Sutter Health continued to see rapid growth in outpatient visits last year, while admissions remained flat. Those trends, along with rising expenses across the board, led to a pinched operating margin for the 25-hospital system.
A new analysis of hospital finances offers fresh fodder in the debate over the role that hospital consolidation and prices play in the growth of U.S. healthcare costs.
California patients who want to take advantage of the state's new aid-in-dying law are likely to face challenges in finding cooperative providers, at least initially. But two major systems say they'll support physicians who participate.